Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Kimono Dress

Of course I had to get a kimono dress for my daughter, Kaitlin. She chose the gray one with the blue band. The funny thing is that Kaitlin has never watched Project Runway (she doesn't get Bravo at her apartment) and doesn't understand the significance of that particular dress. I tried to explain that it was the exact dress that Kara was wearing in her last appearance on Project Runway and how Michael Kors had complimented her on it, but Kaitlin didn't really "get" all that - she just loves the dress.

She wore the kimono dress to a party on Saturday night. Some people recognized it and asked her if it was a Kara Janx. She said yes and explained that she had in fact, met Kara that very day and visited her apartment. Well these folks were very impressed and a small crowd began to gather. Kaitlin continued to describe our day. (Remember Kaitlin doesn't watch the show - it must have sounded pretty incredible when she listed the things that we did and topped it off by mentioning that Tim Gunn stopped by our hotel after the auditions!) Finally she mentioned her "mom's blog." And when she said it was BPR they exclaimed that of course they ALL read it regularly and they just couldn't believe that her mom was "Laura K."

"Mom, you're famous." she told me. She also went to Virgin Records and bought Season One on DVD.


Blogger echoe311 said...

I think that is adorable.

Laura you have a great set of kids, and it was fun to have them along for the journey.


7:21 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger InsultComicDog said...

Great story!

7:31 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Jan the Dan Fan said...

Kaitlin has such a great spirit!
It was a pleasure to chat with her during the tour.
And Laura, you're just the coolest mom ever! For all of us.

7:52 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger thescot said...

O.K. That did it for me. I 've been wanting one of Kara's Kimonos ever since I saw her wearing one on the show, but couldn't quite bring myself to indulge. Just broke down and ordered the grey with turquoise. Thank you Laura and Kaitlin!

7:54 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Kaitlin said...

yes! and thats the story. After going to Kara's apartment and meeting her and, I realized that....jeez I want to be just like her! I was blown away by her genuine words and how kind and encouraging she was. She is such an inspiration to me and every time I wear that dress, I will definitle think of her.

9:06 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Kaitlin said...

and I can't believe that girl knew my mom's blog. I really do have the coolest mom of life! I couldn't ask for anything more:)

9:07 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger JRT said...

That is such a great story. You really are famous, and not just to us either. And congrats Kaitlin on owning one of those beautiful dresses. These dresses represent Kara sporty-style with her classy design. Kara will be missed. She was definitely the silent force on the show.

8:09 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger George said...

Thanks for sharing the story. It's fun to realize the impact of things our parents can do afterall!
Many many thanks to Laura K!

9:02 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger eric3000 said...

Laura, you look too young to have a daughter with her own apartment! Is Kaitlin in college? Cute story!

9:10 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Laura K said...

Awwwww... Eric3000! I am 46 and I have five children. Matthew is 24, Kaitlin is 20, Daniel is 17, James is 13 and William is 9. I also have a wonderful husband, Ken who is very patient with my obsession.

Kaitlin has finished 2.5 years of college and is now in an internship at Broadway Dance Center. Kaitlin and Daniel went on the tour. Ken stayed home with the younger boys.

9:22 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Moi ;) said...

That is a really cool story!!!

I loved Kara's kimonos, am waiting until that she has that brown one in supply. :)

10:19 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger eric3000 said...

Laura, I remembered you had five children but if you've told us their ages before, I'd forgotten. A 24 year old, wow!

10:30 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger praddicted said...

Kaitlin is really quite a young woman-adorable, well spoken, friendly. I said "Did you know how cool your mom is" and her reply? "Yes, my mom is very cool, she's always been cool." Isn't that sweet?

10:42 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger snowflakebebe said...

Laura you are a star all the BPR folks are because its not just great to have a wonderful show but also a place to discuss it and meet people who share interests. I loved meeting Kaitlin too *waves* Hi :)

Kaitlin said Kara gave hope to humanity I agree because her positive attitude is wonderful and makes you think anything can happen. Kara said if you do something with love it will reward you and she is living proof. Thanks again Laura and all the gang behind the scenes you made so many people happy!

I have the undies I bought at Kara's on my wall LOL I don't know of any other designer who makes such art-worthy undies! :) :) Pop art for a pop tart like me :)

11:58 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Kaitlin said...

OK READY EVERYONE?!! It's OFFICIAL, I started watching with the first season of project runway on DVD! Season one is great! And when they showed them atlas...I said (actually, more like I screamed)"I've been there!!"

7:33 PM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Jennifer Mara said...

You are Famous! You are making so many people happy with this blog and you made me happy by getting me hooked on Project Runway or "PR" as all the really intense fans call it... Glad you came to NY Hope to see you soon! I love you.

8:21 PM, March 29, 2006  

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